Zooey Deschanel has split from her husband, Ben Gibbard.

The 31-year-old actress and singer, who married the Death Cab for Cutie frontman two years ago, has decided to call time on her marriage.

A source said: It was mutual and amicable. There was no third party involved.

The two tied the knot near Seattle in September 2009, and there have been no reports of disharmony in their marriage.

Deschanel, who is a model for make-up brand Rimmel and is known for roles in films including Yes Man and (500) Days of Summer, previously said she enjoyed marriage as it makes a relationship more concrete.

She said: You can't expect to make no effort. You still have to make the effort and be kind and understanding. It sort of just solidifies your commitment.